Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools officials announced Thursday the district has tapped Emily Munn as its International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program coach.
The position is newly created.
Munn will provide professional development classes and workshops to teachers and coordinators in the district’s IB Diploma Program, Middle Years Program and Primary Years Program. She will also work with schools that are going through the IB authorization or reauthorization process as well as marketing IB programs throughout the district and community.
Munn begins her new role Friday, July 8.
“The district is committed to building a strong IB continuum throughout MNPS,” Jay Steele, associate superintendent for high schools, said in a release. “Emily brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and expertise to this new position.”
Munn is a native of Nashville where she attended J.T. Moore Middle School and graduated from Hillsboro High school. Munn attended the University of Tennessee where she received a bachelor’s degree in United States culture and a master’s degree in instruction and curriculum. She later earned an Ed.S. in administration and supervision from Tennessee State University.
Munn’s first teaching job was in Egypt at Sonesta Resort where she served as a private teacher, designing lessons and instruction for exceptional education students.
“My goal is to give schools support to sustain, develop, and grow each individual program,” Munn said in a released. “I realize that this position comes with high expectations from all stakeholders and I am eager to exemplify the value of an International Baccalaureate education.”
The district currently has two IB Diploma Programs, at Hillsboro High and Hunters Lane High schools. There are eight Middle Years Programs (Bellevue Middle, Brick Church Middle, Goodlettsville Middle, Hillsboro 9/10, Hunters Lane 9/10, J.T. Moore Middle, Neely’s Bend Middle, and West End Middle. In 2011, Julia Green Elementary was the district’s first authorized Primary Years Program. Eakin Elementary School is a candidate for IB Program implementation.